Lucknow: Memories of a City

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Violette Graff
Oxford University Press, 1997 - 299 pages
Lucknow, the city of nawabi grandeur, has served as the backdrop for a number of historical and social studies, but not as a theme of exploration in itself. This book focuses on Lucknow and covers 250 years of its eventful history. It deals with the position Lucknow held in the panorama of Mughal politics; its rise to grandeur during the days of the nawabs; the trials and tribulations of its populace during the Mutiny and the conflicts which emerged as part of Lucknow's transformation into a colonial city. Its rise to political pre-eminence after Independence, the large-scale influx of refugees and migrants, the changing fortunes of the erstwhile aristocracy and the elite are analysed in this volume with remarkable candour. This volume is for connoisseurs of Indian culture as well as scholars interested in the urban history of South Asia.

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The Awadh Regime the Mughals and the Countryside
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Awadh and the English East India Company
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Lucknow City of Dreams
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